Lennon makes promise to Speedo Mick after he achieves double goal

by | 22/02/2016  5 Comments  [Jump to last]
Speedo Mick, the Everton fan braving winter weather in just his blue swimming costume, skull-cap and goggles as he raises money for charity, completed his latest challenge this weekend and passed the £20,000 mark for donated funds this weekend.

And Toffees winger, Aaron Lennon, had hoped to reward him with a match-worn shirt after the 2-0 win over Bournemouth but an over-eager fellow supporter took the jersey not knowing it was intended for the intrepid 50-year-old in the crowd behind.

Lennon tweeted, however, that he will make sure that Speedo Mick, whose real name is Michael Cullen, gets another shirt at a future Everton match.

The sight of Cullen, in his blue speedos, has become a famous one in the Everton end at Premier League grounds up and down the country this season as he bids to raise money for Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust in Liverpool.

He set off last week on a five-day, 100-mile walk to Bournemouth for the Blues' FA Cup Fifth Round tie against the Cherries in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s Hospices, and arrived at his destination on Friday evening.

This latest endeavour coincided with him reaching and passing the goal he had set on his JustGiving page where he has raised more than £20,750.

It's not too late, of course, to help Mick in his fundraising efforts and you can make your donation at justgiving.com/speedomick/  


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Anthony Dwyer
1 Posted 23/02/2016 at 00:54:19
Fantastic Mick, great from Lennon too.

It would be great to see either players, owners, or club itself double Mick's eventual total raised money.

Tim Greeley
2 Posted 23/02/2016 at 02:11:59
I follow Speedo Mick on the Instagram. Seems a genuine dude doing a very good thing while having a good laugh at the same time. Plusses all around for Everton. And I mean, wow – what glutes!!
Ernie Baywood
3 Posted 24/02/2016 at 01:46:54
I'll admit I cringed the first time I saw him, but as soon as I realised what he was doing it was all good.

Good on him too for his response to losing the shirt. Would have been easy the criticise the lad but he believed the best - that it was an honest mistake.

Tony I'Anson
4 Posted 25/02/2016 at 20:19:27
I made a suggestion for last game of the season, with others putting on their speedos to support Mick. I think he also deserves to do a lap of honour and get one of those big cheques on the pitch with the charity too.


Paul Andrews
5 Posted 25/02/2016 at 20:57:23
I see Mick at the away games. He makes a big impression with the home fans. hey regularly give him a round of applause. A good man working for a good cause.

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